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Christie Ou

Christie Ou is the Asia-Pacific reporter for PERE covering the private equity real estate markets in the region. Prior to joining PERE, she covered Asia’s business market for Bloomberg Business Week Chinese and the credit market for UK-based Private Debt Investor. She is a native speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin, with solid command of writing and speaking in English. Christie holds her bachelor degree at London School of Economics and a master degree in journalism at the University of Hong Kong.

ASK launches new special situations fund

ASK Property Investment Advisors, the private equity arm of Indian financial group ASK, has launched a INR2 billion special situations fund in the residential real estate market.

PAG launches $180m RE fund in South Korea

Asia-based alternative investment firm Pacific Alliance Group (PAG) has partnered with South Korean brokerage company Meritz Securities to launch a 200 billion won (€163 million; $180 million) private debt fund to provide senior loans backed by properties in South Korea.

MIPIM Japan: Where Asian capital is flowing

At MIPIM Japan 2016, Asian investors came together to discuss the geographic direction of investment. They predicted a continued increase in outbound investment from Asia Pacific and also a shift to cross-border investment within the region despite slowing transaction volumes in the face of an aggressive real estate pricing environment.

Brexit: The view from MIPIM Japan

“We made an investment just a few months ago before Brexit happened. I was pretty nervous. No one knows what Brexit means; there is no detailed agenda and a lot of uncertainties. But when we were underwriting the risks, we still believed London will remain a metropolitan and important city. The fundamentals will not change overnight,” said Stanley Ching, head of Real Estate Group at CITIC Capital Holdings.

Brookfield pours $1bn into Indian stressed assets

State Bank of India (SBI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Brookfield Asset Management, Canada’s largest alternative asset manager, to invest in stressed assets in India.

IDFC Score Fund approaches final close

IDFC Alternatives, an Indian alternative investment manager, is approaching the second and final close of its IDFC Score Fund within two months, according to a senior executive from the firm.

Deutsche Bank names new APAC CEO

Deutsche Bank has elevated Werner Steinmueller as the bank’s chief executive officer (CEO) of Asia Pacific and as a member of the management board. It has also appointed John Gibbons as his successor as head of global transaction banking.

Indiabulls plans to launch new RE fund

Indiabulls Alternative Investments is set to launch a Rs1000 ($150 million) realty fund from non-resident Indian (NRI) investors.

ABN AMRO appoints new Asia head of debt solutions

Dutch bank ABN AMRO has promoted Brian McGirr to head of debt solutions in Asia and announced two other appointments in the team.

JLL’s SFG reaches first close for Indian RE fund

Segregated Funds Group (SFG), the Indian investment arm of real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), has raised INR120 crore ($18 million) at the first close of its new lending vehicle, Residential Opportunities Fund-II (ROF-II). The new fund is targeting up to INR300 crore.
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